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. this is a big government tax grab that we will debate. >> speaking of taxes, guess who is not paying them? more and more federal workers are tax cheats. why shouldn't tax cheats just be fired? it's that easy on the "kudlow report." and we begin right now. first up tonight, the cyprus crisis continues. riots are forming in the streets. cnn's own chief international correspondent michelle caruso-cabrera is with us tonight. >> cyprus is going to do something that's called "resolving a bank." like all tough things in life, we use euphemisms. tonight the head of the central bank has asked parliament to give him permission to give him new powers of resolution authority. what he will do with that resolution authority is he will take cyprus's most troubled bank, he's going to take the good deposits in that bank and move them to another cyprus bank. the bad deposits, the bad loan, the junk that's in laiki bank will remain as a stub and those assets will be sold off over time. first, it's going to get them a lot claeser to the $5.8 billion they need to come up with. the other key point, people under 1 hu
. the cypriot government says the country's parliament is unlikely to pass legislation which would impose a tax on bank deposits. lawmakers are set to meet and vote on the levy which has been set on a condition of the eu bailout. meanwhi meanwhile, the german finance minister has rushed to the defense of a highly unpopular tax. the move was necessary to keep cyprus from sharing in the burden of a eu bailout. and uncertainty over the outcome of the vote in nicosia continues to weigh on markets. cyprus said its stock exchange will trading until thursday. cypriot banks have been placed on negative watch. carolin roth is reporting now for us. the latest we're hearing is that the vote may not happen today. what can you tell us? >> absolutely. there are a lot of moving parts still, kelly. this is a very fluid situation. the vote is scheduled to happen at 6:00 p.m. local time. there has been no official cancellation on part of the government. but, again, a government spokesperson at the same time also saying that it's very unlikely at this point that the vote will actually go through. that is, of cour
, rangery. they're if disbelief over this decision that was struck between the government and brussels leaders on saturday morning. but it's not just the people who are angry. it's also the politicians. many politicians in this 50/60 parliament in cyprus have said they would reject the bailout package because of the hugely unpop already deposit tax. press reports indicate that up to three parties could be volting against the bailout deal, which will be voted on in parliament later today. that's the debate and the vote are expected to kick off around 4:00 p.m. local time. so what the president is trying to do at the moment, he's trying to pure swede the members of parliament that this is the only solution going forward. if they vote against the bailout deal, the only alternative is bankruptcy for this country in the next couple of days. but it's going to be very, very crucial for the president to strong arm the other members of parliament into a positive decision on the bailout deal because at this point in time, he does not have a clear majority in parliament. he only has 20 seats. and
rogue nations. the government of cyprus is scared to death of insulting vladimir putin. we'll have an expert who will play this scenario out for us. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, let's get the latest on the cyprus report. michelle joins us by phone. >> good evening. the details are changing, but the one core fact important to investors is true. for the first time ever in the european crisis, portions of bank accounts will be seized in order to pay for a bailout. cyprus agreed to this to get a 10 billion euro loan to bail out their banks. what is still unclear and controversial is whether insured deposits will also be seized. original plan was if you had an account in cyprus with less than 100,000 euros, would you have to pay a tax even though it falls below the insurance threshold. even though in theory it was supposed to be 100% guaranteed by the state. that turned out to be so controversial they are second-guessing themselves and reconsidering. a few hours ago the minister put out a statement saying they thought the smaller depositors should be protected. th
and will reveal his plans for future public service to us in just a few moments. >>> and government payroll has dropped 37,000 since the recession bottom, but private jobs have rocked 5.2 million higher. as i've said many times, lower spending and limited government, including government jobs, is good for the private economy. that is the real engine of the economic prosperity. >>> plus the supreme court this week will hear two important cases concerning same sex marriage. shouldn't the black robe masters leave the important social decisions to the states and their democratically elected legislatures or referenda? let the people decide. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, in recent weeks, he's become a conservative super hero icon. that following his triumphant speeches at the national prayer service and the cpac political conference. dr. ben carson has a message to roll back obama care, deal with the crushing national debt, and even a bib llically based call r a flat tax. that's what i love. is he the conservative that can save the gop? here is the aforementioned dr. ben carson.
of lehman brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in the world. >> isn't the government supposed to protect the investors? >> yes. >> aren't they charged with informing investors? >> yes. >> why didn't they do it? >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. even though fraud played a significant role in the 2008 meltdown of the american economy, as of late 2012, there have been several civil suits filed against major wall street financial firms, but not a single criminal prosecution. in this edition, we look back at the 2008 financial crisis and the failure of government regulators to prosecute those who might be criminally responsible. later, lehman brothers bankruptcy investigator anton valukas shares his findings on the collapse of the giant investment bank where no senior official has ever faced charges in the biggest bankruptcy in u.s. history. but first we begin with a nine-month 60 minutes investigation looking for wall street cases that might have prosecutorial merit. in december 2011, steve kroft reported on two such cases. we begin with a woman named eileen foster,
. the government has three days left now to raise the almost $6 billion euros to needed to secure an incident ur national bailout. carolin roth is in the cypriot capital. carolin, it looks like there's not going to be this parliamentary session at this point. when can we expect the cypriots to put forward their latest plan? how are they going to come up with 30% of gdp? >> that's a very good question, kelly. first of all, it has been delayed by more than an hour now. we're hearing it could be delayed by another half hour, one hour. one of the lawmakers was walking into the parliament told me things are looking very, very bad at this point. they're going to be debating and voting on the three bills. the first one is the most contentious one. it's the banking bill. they're talking about winding down cyprus's second biggest banks which is going to be split into a good bank and a bad bank. the second bill is going to be on the called solidarity fund. among other things, this includes the nationalization of pension funds. the third one is a bill on capital controls which would be implemented once thi
that the government bonds won't be touched. so at the end of the day, it's completely different in respect of what's happening. >> the keeping is whether the read through -- what the principles -- when draghi said we'll do whatever it takes, they will do whatever it takes, including rewriting the rules, ignoring democracy, whatever it is, we will do whatever it takes. >> we started at the beginning of the crisis, no? whenever you need something, you do it. and despite it being difficult or anti-economical or not really democratic, it's going to be taken to try to save what is -- what looks to be good for the country. >> plenty more to come from you. meanwhile, let's just remind you what's happening in the asian session. they were trading on the way up to this cypriot deal. li sixuan has more for us out of singapore. >> thank you, ross. nice to see you. the cypress deal in brussels spelled relief for most asian bourses with the japanese market leading the charts. and the nikkei 225 rebounded 1.7% after the 2.4% drop last friday. financials made a comeback with exposure in europe. also got a boost w
a high public opinion approval rating in israel will make the prime minister and the israely government more carol abo-- mor about standing up to him. >> i want to continue this idea that they will not be able to discuss anything. am i dreaming, aren't they going to talk about the iran threat and syria and the massive problems there and egypt. the region in some sense is unraveling, dan, president obama knows that. prime minister netanyahu knows that. cou so, can they get manage out of this? >> there's a lot to talk b but a lot of it is relationship repair. the first term the president, to borrow his phrase, he pursued a strategy in the middle east in which he wanted distance. he said that his u.s. relationship was perceived to close to the prime minister of israel. and so they needed to create space. here he is four years later, nothing to show for it, there's trust issues between the president and the palestinian leaders, so he is trying something different. coming to israel. bear hugging them and sending a message that they are close. as it relates to specifics, absolutely they will
-- what caused concerns across europe and across the world. and i think the cypriot government understands that and i think the international community also needs to understand that in the way it's intervening in cypress. we should not let what is clearly a very big problem for cypress become a big problem for europe. >> ross, it doesn't necessarily seem his counterparts are doing anything to resolve this issue right now. but also, it didn't exactly look like westminster there. it looks like he was standing on the back porch or something. >> i can't actually see. i don't know which shot you can see. but, yes, big ben should be behind me somewhere. >> i meant behind george osborne. >> sorry. where i interviewed george was in the media center which is just down the road from the house of parliament. that's why. i didn't know if you were talking about my shoulder or that with george. that's where the journalists go and have breakfast. >> did he, ross, during that brief interview that you had with him or afterwards, express there needs to be more of a sense of urgency as far as britain is conc
's a holiday here on monday. that would give the government five more days to either get money out of russia or come up with some other way to solve the math here. remember when the end game is. this country asked for 17 billion euros from other european countries and they said we're not going to give you that much. we'll only give you 10 billion euros. we'll help you out with recapitalizing the banks but you guys have to come up with nearly 6 billion on your own and really the only place to get it is in deposits. we saw the parliament reject that last night. here's the one piece of insight that i can give you since being on the ground here. overseas everyone was aghast that would try to tax insured deposits. the vast majority of the cypriots we talk to are aghast at the concept of taxing any deposits even the wealthy. they see it as an attack on the business model of the country. and they don't want that to happen. where do you come up with the money is the question? guys, back to you. >> so many different angles as we go on. they'll take an american credit card. you're using credit cards a
the reported 10 billion euros. he said the number has been exaggerated by the communist government, the former communist government. the officials are saying the imf nor the ecb has independently verified this figure. tyler, i have a call in to the imf. i'm awaiting their response. >>> 40% of the deposits in the cyprus banks belong to foreigners. many of whom are russian investors. robert frank here with the fallout on this. i guess it's easier for the cyprus officials to say let me take the money out rather than lay the whole cost of this bailout on cyprus' taxpayers. >> but the way they did it is surprising. cyprus is not just a tax haven for russia, it is the tax haven for russian millionaires and billionaires. russia has invested $119 billion, that's with a "brks" in cyprus in 2011 alone. that's by far the largest recipient of russian investments in the world. equal amount of investment came back to russia from cyprus. funny how that works. russian investment is five times the total economic output for cyprus. russians account for $20 billion of total bank deposits or, tyler, as you mentio
. what i'm saying is from a government perspective in russia, addressing this in a broader issue and not just capital flight, do russians want 120 going out and 130 going back in. it underlines the fact that putin doesn't control a lot of money going out of the country. >> that's a good thing. it's a capitalist society. the situation between russia and cyprus is partly rich russians using cyprus. that's one thing to say. the second thing is the way russian companies are structured is the legacy of the fact that 10 or 15 years ago russians wanted to do business with the world but their own structures were so underdeveloped because they were so young because they had to use russia and they had to use cyprus. it isn't sustainable in the medium term. more and more of the market is coming back offshore. a major initiative to make moscow an international financial center. apart from that, you have to look at the diplomacy of this. it looks as if the deposit grab is being deliberately designed in order to tax russian companies and relatively wealthy russians. about a third of the deposi
. they are debating this bailout proposal and to a man so far, they are all saying no. the governing party, apparently, has prepared a one-day postpone meant on the vote because at this point they are prepared to have sustained. cyprus' finance minister, who headed to moscow to appease some of the russian depositors has offered his resignation. people are observing what is going on in parliament. the euro has fallen the lowest since november 22nd. we're also hearing that the british ministry of defense is airlifting about a million euros to be distributed because the banks remain closed in cyprus. >> bertha, thank you very much. another story involving fake facebook shares. scott cohn has been looking into it. >> the facebook ipo and how hyped it was, how everybody wanted to get their hands on the pre-ipo shares. a man, 71 of florida, allegedly told investors that he had shares and raised about $8 million, it was all a ponzi scheme. he's charged in a four-count criminal complaint as well as a civil suit by the security and exchanges commission. could face up to 20 years in prison. he claimed he had pr
government debt. we'd have a $15 trillion balance sheet. if you want to bet on that, nathan, bet on that. i'm betting on 320 million people doing what people do as they age. they spend less money. the fed's going to only have to stimulate more and more. >> really. the american consumer is fabulous, harry. >> $2 trillion of stimulus, nathan. >> you could have a $2 trillion mortgage on your house if you can afford to pay the debt right now. you're not going to be going bankrupt any time soon. >> nathan, i want to talk to you five years from now. you are crazy. people in a bubble, they never see the bubble. they sit there and say it's fine until it bursts. >> harry, some day the star is going to super nova. if you predict it long enough, in 450 million years you're going to be right. you haven't had a prediction that hit yet. >> we've already had a crash. the government stopped it. that didn't happen in history. let the government keep doing this. they will keep it going as long as they can. >> we didn't have it. >> they will fail. they will fail. i will make that prediction. >> you'll never m
what the government vertical did. clearly, we had the sequester late in the quarter. that could have had impact on numbers. it's about 10% of revenue. we'll be looking for some color there. hardware revenue has been disappointing. i think seven our the eight last quarters. that certainly weighed on total revenue. we're projecting growth to get to positive levels in q1. we'll certainly want to get an update there. and the license revenue is a bit of a miss as well. so we'll be looking for more color on the government side. >> go ahead, jon. >> something i do want to mention on epps, it's technically a 1 cent miss, avenue cents when the street was looking for 66 in non-gaap. through there is a currency impact. oracle saying that constant currency, it would have been 66 cents. but, again, many analysts have factored some currency in to their 66 cent estimate. so i'm not sure how much of that matters. >> well, i think that's a good point, jon. but i guess what ai'm focused o is revenue. >> yeah, particularly new license and hardware. >> right. >> particularly new license and hardware. i
the deadline for cyprus. one spokesman for the cypriot government saying the next few hours will determine the future of his country. a couple of consumer reads, popping pre-market on quarterly result the company had in january and nike ends an eight-quarter streak delivering a quarter and the top expectations and shares soaring this morning. for all of you who have been waiting for the z10. the day has come. blackberry available in stores and we'll check in on a store to see how demand is shaping up. >> indexes looking to bounce back after posting their biggest losses in three weeks. wall street keeping a close eye on cyprus where officials are working on another plan to secure the bailout. thises as the mediterranean nation is facing an ultimatum by the central bank. face losing emergency funds for cyprus' banks. this morning the cypriot government spokesman said the next few hours will determine the future of the country. cyprus' finance minister has returned from russia after two days of unsuccessful talks there to reach some sort of funding deal. so that story goes on and it will play
. the eu is offering $13 billion to rescue those banks. but to get it, the government must tax individual deposits held by banks in cyprus. that's the hot button issue. that pushed some citizens to run to bank branches and withdraw as much of their money as possible before those banks were closed. >> joining us right now with insights on this developing story is former u.s. treasury secretary lawrence summers. nice to see you again. thanks for joining us. >> good to see you, maria. >> let me ask you first your read on this. i guess the ultimate question is, you know, how likely is what's happening in cyprus happening -- likely to happen in the united states? but, first, are you surprised by this? characterize how you see this situation in cyprus playing out. >> look, this was a tactical blunder alongside a strategy adrift. the things in europe have gotten better in the last six months. but europe was not out of the woods. there's still much that has to be done both in terms of reform on the financial side and in terms of assuring that there's demand there as austerity is imposed in the de
with their own sell order what's going on. housing is a big part of the economy but so is government spending. i think government spending is really being ratcheted back here. that's going to be a major focus in the month of april. we'll hear endlessly about government spending coming down. >> the note on oracle this morning, this shows incremental softness in i.t. spending environment. that's weighing on all tech names. ibm is down 1.25%. that's a huge weight on s&p 500 at this hour. a lots of them we are watching in the tech sector. s.a.p. down 2.5%. crm down 1%. it is taking everything down at this point. >> oracle was bad. can't mince words about it. >> was oracle being bad a sign of what's bad in overall tech spending or was oracle bad more of a sign of what's bad at oracle? or both? >> it is a big government provider. dell is, too. that's hurt dell. this was sloppy execution. deliver, deliver, deliver. are they losing share in the cloud? clearly. they won too many nine-figure deals. at the same time the market says i want to buy that weakness. why is lululemon up? they want to buy that wea
the relationship between the members of this troika and whether this body can continue to govern these bailouts going forward. so it includes the imf led by christine legarde, ollie rehn and the relationship between the banks. the relationships looked extremely tense last night, but on their way out, they tried to assure us that there is actually no problem. here is what christine legarde had to say about it. >> would you tell us about the future of the troika with regards to future bailout? >> the troika is doing fine. actually, there are two of us. we're doing okay. thank you very much. >> so, you know, an attempt to look friendly, that was two out of the three representatives. we didn't see mario draghi, although he was present for these deliberations. so at a time when the eurozone has an economy that's extremely weak, where we've just learned that if anything the downturn is accelerating, that the austerity measures haven't succeeded in turning this country around and that there still is no uniform way here of dealing with the failure of these banks or frankly with sovereign bailouts going
a bill to avoid a government shutdown to fund agencies through september 30th. senators voted 63-35, in case you're wondering, to limit the debate o legislation. a final vote on the bill could come as early as today. it would be sent to the house for final approval this week. we're going to talk more about the financial issues facing the country with fix the debt. mark burtolini is the ceo and chairman of aetna. >> he said they've -- i think they've done some layoffs. the layoffs were set in place. >> will you combine the white house -- you know, those were shut down with the easter egg hunt. didn't you go on that one year? >> yeah. >> it's starting to dig. it's start to go cut. >> why are people so outraged? >> about the easter egg hunt? >> come on. >> this is one of those things you're not supposed to comment on, right? >> i love easter. >> you really do? >> but you don't have to have it paid for with taxpayer dollars. >> i love the eggs and hiding the eggs. >> it's secular. >> it's in that category. >> you know what it represents. >> it is. >> my birthday is number three, the
and that can be done in a couple of days, you reduce the government's financing demand requirement down to approximately 5 billion euros. because then all your financing are the government deficits. >> adam, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >> becky, you highlight a really good point. what is very clear from this government and also from the people on the ground that i've spoken with is they absolutely don't want to see a reduction in the sides of the banking system here because they know that is what 50% of the economy and a ton of the jobs, as well. they realize it's going to be a change of livelihood. changes that will happen in this country no matter what are going to be startling to the people here. >> i saw all the headlines coming from russia and the president here making strong comments. is that going to fall on deaf ears in europe? is that not a big deal as far as they're concerned? >> that would be my interpretation, absolutely. would you agree with that, adam? whatever russia says is going to fall on deaf ears when it comes to the troika? >> it doesn't fall on deaf ears. bu
. that's a big problem. government should not insure bank deposits. it's a tremendous moral hazard. one of the main reasons the banks make reckless loans. depositors don't care what the banks do with their money because the government's there. >> that's one of the guardrails to oversee these banks. >> but we don't need it. we didn't always have it. and there are other nations that don't have any deposit insurance and their banking system is much sounder than ours. >> they're asking depositors to pay for the bailout. >> no, no, no, no. there are no bailouts in those country. the countries that don't have deposit insurance have a healthier banking system. because we have this deposit insurance, american depositors don't care how reckless their banks are. the banks don't care because the depositors don't care. it's a terrible system. eventually it's going to implode. people who have money on deposit in u.s. banks are going to take huge losses one way or another. either they're going to lose their deposits, or their deposits are going to lose value because of all the inflation that's going
's what he's doing. he's like a federal government official. not watch what he says but what he's doing. that's why i love the guy. look at him he can't stop smiling. neither can you. you're both great. thank you so much. now folks, a busy day and night on capitol hill. the senate is busy voting on amendment after amendment in their budget bill. we got two distinguished senators about to join us give us their take and later on the show why can't police departments get any ammunition while the department of homeland security has bought up 1.6 billion rounds in the past year. there's no ammo for handdowns, shot guns, rifles, for training. what's up with this or is the dhs in a form of gun control that the congress can't legislate? folks don't forget free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. stanford university stopped its course. we'll hammer them for it later in the show. i'm larry kudlow. please stay with us. zap technology. departure. hertz gold plus rewards also offers ereturn-- our fastest way to return your car. just note your mileage and zap ! you're outta there ! we'l
, but the key question for cypress now, given that this is a brand new government, they've only been in town for three weeks and they made an ex politicsit promise that they wouldn't hit depositors, that's going to be the key issue. can they pass it through parliament? carolin roth is the best person to speak to you about that. >> julia, thank you so much for that. everyone here in cyprus is anxiously waiting for that vote on a very controversial bailout deal. now, i should mention that at this point, the ruling party under the president does not have a clear majority in parliament to be able to push through that controversial vote because press reports are indicating that up to three parties could be voting against that bailout deal because of that deposit tax component. now, the president is currently meeting with the leaders of the political parties. of course, what he's trying to do is to strong arm and to persuade them into voting for that deal because the other alternative, yes, that is bankruptcy for this country, which has only 1 million people and only makes up 0.2% of the entire eu
the consumer. >> we're cautious. we're scared of how the government keeps putting money in people's market. the government trumped 2.4 million jobs and they didn't talk about the 1.9 million people on food stamps and snap program. so we're just very, very cautious. >> you're a new york, l.a. california guy. >> i'm not sure where this is going. >> you're not drinking the kool-aid on the big government? >> no. >> steve, thank you for being here. >> it's been a lot of fun. >> thank you. make sure you join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> good wednesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with jim kramer and scott wapner. carl quintanilla and david faber have the week off. let's take a look at how we are setting up in the united states. we are looking at a strong open higher and the dow up at 79 points and yesterday we did see signs of life and the dow surging late in the session and the dow looking to snap that three-day losing streak. as for europe, both stocks and the euro seeing some relief. we do have a bounce here, a nice one,
partitioned out the amount of money that you were supposed to be giveing to the government each though there hasn't been a vote in parliament. why did cypress need a bailout? its banks are bust. the reason the banks in sicypru they bet the greek debt would not be restructured but it was. that's left a lot of them insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of the economy. consider that here in the united states. our banking system is roughly one-time the size of our economy. what we're waiting to see next are they going to get this through parliament and get it done? it is so controversial they're trying to find out different ways to make it less controversial. impose the tax on larger shareholders to a much greater degree. it was originally 9.9% and you go to 12%. if you didn't want to tax the small guys at all you'd have to go to 15% or 16%. this is the scene when the president walked into the palace headquarters. there were people there with no written on their hand and this says merkel stole our money. keep in mind, european union will still give them 10 billion e
me come back to the russian part of the story. whether it's gas prom or the russian government or russian finance industry, i have no idea. maybe you do. but it also occurs to me, we know -- we've had reports, including last evening on this program, russian people are really money launders in cyprus. and, in fact, they're sort goods and service evil launders, too. they unload and load stuff that goes to iran, stuff that goes to syria. i mean, it's really bad stuff. so i just had this thought. if russia gas prom or whoever can run the cypriot banks, that would leave them in a position, the russians, to keep the record-keeping nice and sloppy. so no one really knows what the hell is going on. it wouldn't be anything to do with the ecb. or germany or somebody that might be more appropriate. this would keep it nice and sloppy, wouldn't it, don jensen? >> yes, i'm glad you mentioned that, a national security angle too, the european press has said they use cyprus banks to fund the assad regime. the other thing i wanted to mention, larry, since the beginning of the year, putin has wan
as obama scares us into thinking it is. we know that local and state governments are cutting back. that's not positive. finally, there is this missed quarter evidence. federal express did blow up. it was not a good number. caterpillar is down 12%, retail sales number might not translate into weak earnings. i was prepared for cat sales to be flat, maybe up a little, not down double digits. then we got oracle. while oracle almost always bounces back, making my charitable trust which owns the stock want to buy more, i have to believe the macroenvironment has gotten worse than we thought. oracle is not that bad a company. you don't want to get too negative either. what could be right? while i don't expect a grand bargain in washington, i think that's off the table, it's always possible and if that happens and you're short the market, betting against it or don't have enough stock, you will be left behind. you will be crushed. you short the market, we get a grand bargain, one solution. second, the brinkmanship game in europe could get resolved with some solution we don't know about yet that w
there for the convenience. going there takes away the sales tax revenue that governments have been relying on for years and years and years. and we as brick and mortar merchants are still required to collect that. so, really, like i said, it comes down to a matter of fairness for the collection. >> but you're going to get more revenue through more sales and in turn, you're going to get more taxation that way, by the money going into the economy. so the reason why people are going on the internet is for the tax reason and the competitive pricing. so all you're going to do here is hamper sales and the best thing going. 6% of the world right now is ecommerce, with the whole tech eco system growing, with smartphones, with tablets, it's going to continue to grow. that money will trickle down into the economy. you're going to kill it this way. >> it doesn't -- >> the truth is, let me push back on you as well, because is it really fair that if i go into a store i'm paying tax and if i do it online, i'm not? >> it's okay, because the local brick and mortar store is getting the tax benefit of that state. so why
can make them in government, pollute the air, cheap energy for the factory and low shipping costs? that's become the american way. i'm calling it continental-cide. confiscating deposits will inspire fear when confidence is needed. fear makes people act differently. it takes away the confidence they need for the future. that tightens credit. never forget that the entomology of credit is the latin word credere, which means to believe. how can you believe in a continent or currency that can have your money locked down or crunched as in cyprus? i can't get credit to build and credit to buy, can't get cash to eat. so that spills over to our industrials. many of our companies need european credit to get people there to buy our goods. you can see how worldwide slowdown could be viewed as in the wind. that's why caterpillar and deere have been going down. you need credit to buy capital goods like they sell. dead cat not bouncy. bambi's mom getting shot at. that's caterpillar and deere. thumper's had better days. the classical cyclicals gravitate to homes. they are both positive for the u.
and we are waiting for a statement now from the government in cyprus. events have been moving very, very quickly on the ground this morning. the finance minister had flown to moscow to wait it out for a negotiation on some form of the deal. but he's since flown back to cyprus this morning empty handed. all he managed to secure was the extension of an existing loan. the onus is now very much on the europeans and what they'll come up with. russian visitors were not interested into buying into the gas reserves. we are now waiting to see what they would come up with a plan to restructure the bank. but this discussion has been delayed and it feels as though this may have happened, some of the europeans, particularly the german webs they had been in this situation saying that they wanted to see out of any proposals, debt sustainability and also bank restructuring. this sustainability has been key because if the cypriots requested any form of a new loan, this would add to the debt burden that they had. the question has always been since the cypriots rejected that tax, how they plug this gap on
, it can't be a crisis because the government isn't doing anything to correct it. they always know best, don't they? let's look at a two-year chart of yields and doing everything pretty much under 2% and lower than that, but here's what's interesting. open the chart up to year to date. tell you what, if you take off the ten-year on the top of the chart and show it to a technician, he's not going to be particularly bullish on this chart and it looks like yields at least for the moment technically have topped and if you look at the boon, it's an exaggerated correction off of its levels of higher yields and indeed it is leading the ways and we've seen the spread between ten-year u.s. and ten-year european boons widen to the widest level in seven, plus years. this is not investment grade and it isn't the barclays spread and this is an etf and it's very enlightening to look at it over the last couple of weeks going back to february because it's creeping up in a way that's similar to stocks. the stocks firm up and the reach for yield is firming up especially when all of that is going on with
$16.5 billion changing hands with the government and the country's corporations. so what, then, for cyprus? well, bank sources i spoke to said u.s. financial giants didn't do business with cypriot banks or corporations if there's any counterparty trading risk. it would likely be negligible, unless, maria, the ripple effects from what we're seeing over there tend to widen. >> all right, kayla, thanks very much. we'll be watching that, obviously. what's ahead for cyprus right now? we are right now joined by george theocoritus. good to see you. we have, george, the professor of finance at cyprus international institute of management. he'll be joining us shortly, and peter kekyanus is the chairman of the cyprus chamber of commerce. i guess it's interesting that we see this plan unveiled on monday and it really creates a market upset. are you surprised at all that parliament rejected this depositor tax? >> not at all. i mean, when you -- >> it's crazy. >> it's more than that. i think there's something more being done here and said. not necessarily verbally, but if you look at, it st
, look, it's absolutely critical that whatever plan the cyprus government comes up, that it basically polices the european central bank enough that they do not cut off the vital funding that the banks in cyprus need. if that were to happen, then you would take the crisis in that country up to a new level, and i think that starts to surface again, all the sort of problems that have moved to the back of investor's minds. let's face it, cyprus isn't about cyprus. it's about whether bank runs on cyrus spread to bank runs in italy and spain. if they can contain that crisis, that can stay sort of on the back burner. i think investors need to be aware that one of the reasons the market's rally has been so powerful so far this year is because the world has seemed less risky than id dt did last year. china didn't have a hard landing. as we see some of those risks start to perhaps rise again, that might be cause for a little bit of pullback and a reduction in risk appetite. >> we will leave it there. gentleman, thank you very much. heather, guys, we'll see you soon. appreciate your time tonight
. it will create chaos, right? >> remember, they are trying to form a government over in italy, so italy could be a big issue next week. most of us feel with the holiday shortened week, easter, passover, it's a little light, but a little action towards the end of the week when you get some of the pension fund rebalances going on. >> i think you're going to try to hold it here at the highs next week. will try to go out towards the highs. at the end-of-the-quarter they print the statement and everybody is happy. >> and come april a whole new game and quarter. earnings coming and had fed york and oracle disappoint so what's it going to mean starting in april? >> and then you get the sell away crowd. a very, very broad following here on the street. >> i was going to say we probably have four or five old wives tales in the space of about two minutes. back to you, ty. >> all right, guys. thank you very much. just been talking there a little bit about cyprus. does it matter, do we care or not? will we get a deal? checking it out. steve sedgwick in moscow earlier today. russia's been a big player in t
was rotten to the core. a place for the russians to hide money from the government. if these banks were in the united states they would have been seized a long time ago so any testament to the cluelessness and phony supervision of the brain dead european regulators that it ever got out of hand like this. service. we're in big trouble. who knows? it could happen here probably around the corner. and that's when i blew my top. first, our banks are the best regulated in the world despite what senator elizabeth warren and chief prosecutor -- i'm sorry, chief reporter gretchen morganson from the new york times might tell us. it's not going to happen here and while i think it's always right to worry about the italian banks because they're poorly capitalized, i'm not going to saber rattle and make you fearful of wells fargo or huntington bancorp or first horizon or j.p. morgan. love 40, i say. no, no, game! at that point it was my turn to serve. i had no more patience. to each and every bear and by my account there were a dozen of them, i ask what does the cyprus crisis have to do with the pric
to approve the deal. the cypriot government does not have to approve the deal. is that not weird it you in the biggest worry to me is the effect of this whole union of the think banking commit pep steve liesman was talking about it this morning and i think he's right. there will be people slowly moving deposits out of the higher risk countries and maybe into the u.s. and the uk, as well. here's what to look for. april 4th and that's the ecb meeting. watch what mario draghi has to say about that and that he'll make liquidity more available to banks. remember those ltros that they did about a year ago. don't be surprised that they dragged those things out again and everybody was talking about the weak top line growth. there is the company that has to be the envy for everybody looking for top line growth. their projected sales for 2014 and 10% to 12% increase and take out all of the new stores and same-store sales growth, 4% to 6% and those are really good numbers and that stock's up today sitting at a six-month high and i want to see a big welcome to people on the floor and we have ice tr
competitor are governments that operate airlines. and the second thing is our government needs to solve the sequester problem. >> got it. well, it's interesting that you bring this up, because this is obvious the issue that's front and center for so many corporations out there, that this dysfunction in washington. but in terms of your own investing, we talked off-camera a moment ago. you bought into a mexican company. where around the world, aside from the united states, are you seeing growth and where are you investing your money? >> we have big investments in mexico. we're an owner in aeromexico and have an exclusive partnership with them. mexico is a wonderful place to do business. balanced budgets, strong gdp, low unemployment. the second place is gal airlines in brazil, the largest domestic carrier in brazil. and we're in the process of buying 49% of virgin atlantic airways, to form a giant venture across the transatlantic. >> good to have you on the program. >> you're nice to have me. appreciate it very much. >> richard anderson, ceo of delta airlines joining us today. >>> we have
, if the company is doing fine, there's no governance issues, you don't have a problem. if you've got a problem, it's time to separate the two. >> exactly. >> by the way, i forgot to wish you happy world water day. >> oh, thank you so much. and to you as well. >> thank you so much. no one has the day off, there are no hallmark cards for this day, but this is an opportunity to look at companies that are looking to conserve water and make money doing it at the same time. >> yes, it is. and bertha coombs has the story of an oil man using water no one can ever use again for fracking. bertha? >> that's right, maria. the drought in texas is now entering its third year and it's grown more severe as the water-intensive fracking boom has exploded in the lone star state. you can see the orange and the red, that's extreme drought in 90% of the state. now, a couple of oil and gas veterans think they've found a win-win solution. tiny alpha solutions is tapping into the one source of water that is growing in texas, municipal waste water. they've contracted to buy the effluent that's normally disarranged into wat
bet you, and there's a lot of people betting that the chinese government's going to try to revive it again. i think that's one reason you're seeing solar stocks. you'd think one of their big competitors has just been taken out is good news. overcapacity in this industry has been a problem for a long time. that's why these stocks have no -- they move around crazy every day depending on what the local rumors are. >> bob, thank you very much. now down 83 points on the dow jones industrial average. bob mentioned oracle being a drag on techs. let's go up to the nasdaq where seema is following the big movers. >> i'll get to oracle in a second. take a look at apple. this stock continues to move in the opposite direction of the markets. i'm calling it the rebel in tech. yesterday we saw tech shares outperform, but apple did not participate in the rally. today we're seeing somewhat of a selloff in tech. and hey, take a look at apple. shares outperforming the pack, up about 1% on the day. gray wolf says i'd rather own apple than the s&p 500 at these levels. we'll continue to watch shares of
on this planet. and that's a fact. >> no one's saying that people can't gamble. this is about government using gambling to prey on human weakness for profit. >> les bernal is head of the national organization stop predatory gambling. he and massachusetts state senator sue tucker have been fighting a move to bring casinos and slot parlors to the bay state. >> we're in the worst economic crisis since the great depression, and the daily voice of government to most americans is, "we're gonna push casinos, and we're gonna push lottery tickets." >> well, but you have a situation where states are desperate. they're way over budget. they have to find revenue somewhere. they know people will gamble. >> as a revenue raiser, it defies every principle. it's regressive. in other words, it takes far more money out of lower-income people's pockets than higher-income. it is cannibalistic. in other words, it eats other forms of revenue. when you have your citizens dumping $2 billion down the slots, they're not buying a new car, and you lose that tax. >> you brought these casinos to this state. do you ever just
and the government telling you that you lose 30% of your money. >> that woultd be a bad wake up call. so, now, check out the yahoo! finance question of the day. how are you positioning the international holdings in your portfolio? we'll bring you the results later in the show. let's go to josh with the market flash. >> check out thetanking now. the analysts saying that they are gaining on check point. conversations indicate a marketed increase in share losses in the past several months. sue, back to you. >> thank you very much. it's risk off today. we're off 116 points right now on the dow jones industrial average. moments from now ben bernanke will address a group of top policymakers in london. investors will watch for any and all signs and perhaps some comments on what's going on in europe, too. steve describes what is on top of the agenda today. clients are always learning more to make their money do more. (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office
perspective, it is hard to construct a new refinery. just getting a permit from the government can take many years, especially since nobody wants a refinery in their backyard. it can take two to three years when already cited or the time frame to do the build-out. that's why a refinery has not been built in the united states since 1976 and why you rarely see any large scale expansions of existing refineries because it is tough to invest in a business to wait six years before you get paid back. they are protected from outside competition and the way the industry works they are protected from each other. since no one spends billions to undercut the others on price, hey, there's not any price wars. and to me that's exactly what we look for in a slap happy oligopoly. let me throw in the fact in the last three years, we have seen, and this is why it's so profitable, we have seen an explosion in domestic oil and gas production. the shale fines, many people have been surprised by the newfound oil that the price at the pump has not come down and gotten cheaper. you know why that hasn't happened? one
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